Archive: 12/12/2008

'Impossible' Molecular Chain Reaction on Metal is Demonstrated

People said it couldn't be done, but researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Pittsburgh demonstrated a molecular chain reaction on a ...

Dec 12, 2008
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Virtual organisations become a reality

(PhysOrg.com) -- European researchers have developed a suite of tools that make it simple, safe and secure to deploy grid computer systems across corporations and throughout the supply chain. The work means ...

Dec 12, 2008
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Weight room may hold key to easing back pain

People who use weight training to ease their lower back pain are better off than those who choose other forms of exercise such as jogging, according to a University of Alberta study.

Dec 12, 2008
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A Perfect Female Companion: Project Aiko

(PhysOrg.com) -- Aiko is a humanoid robot with a built in Biometric Artificial Intelligence Neural System (Brain) designed by Le Trung in Canada. Aiko is slightly less than 5-feet high with 32.24-inch bust, ...

Dec 12, 2008 weblog
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What if dark matter particles aren't WIMPs?

(PhysOrg.com) -- For years, many physicists have accepted that dark matter is composed of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs). The fact that WIMPs can naturally explain the amount of dark matter in the universe – ...

Dec 12, 2008 feature
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Flame retardants prove ineffective on fresh-cut Christmas trees

This Christmas season, think twice about spending money on a commercial flame retardant for your Christmas tree. The good, old-fashioned method—keeping your tree in a container of fresh water—is probably all you need ...

Dec 12, 2008
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Dwarf crocodiles split into three species

You'd think that if scientists were to discover a new species, it would be in some remote, uncharted tropical forest, not a laboratory in New York. But a team from the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics ...

Dec 12, 2008
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